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The Restaurant

RYE was established in 2014. RYE offers a refined dining experience in a stylish urban / rustic setting.  Located in the heart of Downtown Appleton next to the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel.  RYE serves lunch and dinner; Monday through Saturday.

The Food

Fresh, local and simple.  We carry our values into each location and train the staff to never cut any corner. Our chefs prepare most items from scratch.  Vegetables and fruits are sourced locally as much as possible. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the mood of our chefs and showcase local products.

The Drinks

Relax with one of our 8 draft beer selections featuring seasonal artisan brews. Try our seasonal craft cocktails created with homemade simple syrups, fresh juices & house grown seasonal herbs. Enjoy a glass of wine or enhance your dining experience by pairing your meal with one of our featured reserves. If you prefer whiskey/bourbon, we have you covered with 30+ selections to choose from…our name is RYE after all.

The Chef

RYE is a Chef Driven Restaurant, lead by Chef Nick Morse along side his dedicated Culinary Team.  Nick’s passion for food developed at 14 years of age while under the direction of his Step Father Chef JR Schoenfeld at Chives Restaurant in Suamico. Over the course of several years, he learned the values and challenges of every station in the ‘Back of House’ finally earning the title of Sous Chef in 2010. Wanting to expand his knowledge of food and cooking styles, Nick took a seasonal position for the summers of 2011 and 2012 at the Harbor View Hotel & Resort on Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts) where he met his wife, Charlotte. In 2013, Nick & Charlotte returned to Wisconsin to assist with the opening of Bleu Restaurant & Lounge in DePere as Head Chef & Maitre ‘d. In early 2015, Nick and Charlotte made the transition to RYE.

Planning Your Visit

Reservations are highly recommended to ensure you receive the best possible experience. Please contact us at 920-380-4745 to make your reservations. Self pay parking is available behind RYE in the City of Appleton’s parking structure. Parking ramp entrances are located on Superior and Division Streets.

Group meeting and dining spaces are also available at RYE.
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CopperLeaf Hotel Appleton WI

CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel

Built from the ground up by a group of local Appleton investors, the CopperLeaf Hotel stands as a proud landmark in Appleton’s exciting and vibrant downtown. They are proud to offer their guests the luxurious comfort and gracious hospitality provided by a growing number of independently owned, boutique hotels throughout the world. Their size and style allows them to welcome each hotel guest with personalized service and attentiveness.


Spa BenMarNico's

Spa BenMarNicos

Take the opportunity to relieve the stress by visiting Spa BenMarNico’s, conveniently located on the lower level of the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel next to Rye. The hotel spa offers a full range of relaxation services and beauty regimens including massages, facials, body treatments, contour wraps, manicures and pedicures. You will enjoy an unforgettable escape from the everyday world.